Rosalía A. Villanueva
La Jornada newspaper
Monday, February 22, 2021, p. 4
In less than two months, Alegna González, who has the Olympic mark in Tokyo, achieved her second triumph in Costa Rica, now winning the 20 kilometers, a test in which she has not competed since May 2019 after undergoing surgery on her right knee.
The Chihuahuan who represents the state of Mexico recorded 1: 34.01.19 hours in the National Marching Championship held in the La Sabana Metropolitan Park in San José.
In a video, the marchista indicated: it was a good start to the season and the weather is what my coach (Ignacio Zamudio) had planned. I am getting into rhythm for the next competitions that we will have in Europe. I feel happy and comfortable.
Invited for the second time to Costa Rica – in December she won the 10 kilometers -, the world medalist left behind the local Noelia Vargas, who was second with 1: 34.39.54, while the other Mexican, Sofía Elizabeth Ramos, was disqualified .
For Zamudio, the result of his pupil is in line with what was scheduled and he just waits for the green light for the European tour that will begin in March in Spain, if the Covid allows it, given the entry restrictions that exist in various parts of the world.
In the men’s branch, the victory went to host Juan Manuel Calderón (1: 35.31.24). The Mexican Emiliano Zamudio did not finish.
For their part, the Japanese held their local championship in Kobe, where Toshikazu Yamanishi, world champion, claimed the 20 kilometers with 1: 17.20, the sixth fastest time in history.
The Mexican coach highlighted the triumph of Nanako Fujii (1: 30.45), third in Taicang and fourth in Tampere, in 2018, world championships that Alegna won when they were youth; we have settled in and we hope to have a couple more jousts before Tokyo that will bring it closer to its best, he said.